Thanks
Thank you letters from communities we work with
Thanks from Cat Ne
Ms. Lưu Thị Hà – Principal of Cat Ne kindergarten
On behalf of teachers and students in Cat Ne kindergarten, I would like to say thank you to EMW staffs and donors. We appreciate your special support through lunch project for kids that reduces the cost burden on their family, lights up their belief and keeps our kids doing well at school. For great EMW staff such as Mr Tung, Mr Anh; they are devoted to kids and willing to give timely supports for us. Their responsibility and enthusiasm make us so touched. We received not only material supplies but also donor Carin and EMW staffs’ love and attention according to their school visits. We are so happy for that.

We hope Ms. Carin and all EMW staff, especially Mr. Tung with good health, success and happiness.
Comments from a parent of poor kids, funded lunch by VES
Springs comes with blooming flowers
Wish all security, good health and prosperity

In the new year 2015, on behalf of all poor kids’ parents at Cat Ne kindergarten, I wish VES donor and EMW’s staff good health, happiness and prosperity.

Being funded by donors and received support from EMW’s staff, we are so excited and happy. Thanks to this, my children can go to school earlier and more frequently. We appreciate your work and your good heartedness. We will encourage our children to keep doing well at school that will not make you disappointed. We always remind our kids to be grateful to donor VES and EMW who makes good conditions them to make dream come true and grow up.
Principle Truong Thi Hong Duyen
In recent years, with the attention and support of VES, Ms Carin sponsored for contributing two kindergarten classrooms and supporting food expenses for kids.

This contribution helps Tuan Mau kindergarten to create many successes and enhance the quality of childcare. Therefore, teachers, staffs, students and parents are deeply grateful to the support of VES – Ms Carin in the recent time.
Dear Ms Carin, Representation of VES Foundation,

My name is Nguyen Quang Mui, the parent of Nguyen Thi Nhu Quynh, a student of Cat Ne Kindergarten. Today, on behalf of all parents, I write this letter for the purpose of showing our deep gratitude to you and your Foundation. Thanks to your support, our children have good condition for staying and studying in this special hard time. Your meaningful gifts help sharing our difficulties and make us feel secure about our children’s studying.

On the threshold of the New Year, I wish you and your family good health, happiness and prosperosity. I’m looking forward to welcoming you back our school and visit our children. We are so lucky to reaching your help and hope to receiving your further attention.

In sum up, I would love to thank you and EMW once again and am looking to seeing you in a recent day.

Sincerely, Nguyen Quang Mui
My name is Duong Thi Trang. I am 10 years old. I am in grade 4A at Cat Ne. When we were in the old school, we did not dare to wish for a new school like this. Thank to Mr. Ron and Mrs. Carin, our dream comes true. We are very thankful and happy to be here. We are even happier to see that we have ceiling fans, new desks and chairs, and drinking water dispenser, and more. You don't know how happy we are. And this year, my mom even bought me new clothes and all the school supplies.

Do you know that our homeland is very beautiful? Right now is almost the season of harvesting rice. Everywhere we go, rice fields are spreading forever. Do you have rice fields in Canada? If you plant rice over there, I am sure it would beautiful like over here too. After rice season, then we harvest Ngo. After Ngo, we harvest sweet potatoes..

And now, I wish that people like Mr. Ron, Mrs. Carin, and generous people continued to help another poor village like ours to provide schools for other children. I also wish them best luck and good health and happiness in life.
My name is Pham Thi Ly, grade 4B. At my school, learn math, Vietnamese, science, history, geography. When I was in grade 3, the old school had broken roof. They did not fix it because there was no money. Thanks to all the uncles and aunts in Canada, they had built a new big school. Just like other classrooms, my classroom has a new blackboard, new desks, and new chairs. It even has electricity and light to bright up the classroom and a ceiling fan. I am very thankful for the new school.

Perhaps you'd like to know about my country. I am very proud about my country. Our village has teas as our main production. We have mountains, hills, and trees making our village very green and beautiful. At the bottom of the mountain, there are rice fields.

My family has 4 people, mom, dad, myself, and my older brother who is in grade 11. I really want to receive your letter. I stop now and wish you good studying and good health.
My name is Nguyen Thi Binh Minh, grade 2A. The whole Cat Ne school and all my friends are very happy to be in the new and beautiful school this year. On the grand opening day as I entered the new classroom, I got so touched the tears kept coming out from my eyes.

Our village is still very poor. Last year we were in the old and ruin school. When it was hot and sunny, we could not see anything because of the sunlight glaring everywhere. And when it was raining, it's dangerous to be in the classroom.

Today, Mr. Ron and Mrs Carin visited the school. All of us circled them so close. We all tried to express appreciation to them and to all the generous people in Canada. The love and the generosity created a miracle that we all were wishing for.

I write this letter to express appreciation, not only for the school but also for the spirit (inspiration) from you. We promise to study hard so we can become a useful citizen for our society. Wishing you and Mr. Ron, and Mrs Carin good health, lots of lucks, and lots of success.
My name is Nguyen Thi Hong. I am a student at Cat Ne. I am in grade 5B. My interest is making friends from all the over the world.

My old school was very poor lacking all the conditions, unlike other better schools. Thanks to the generous people in Canada and the Viet Kieu who had made it happen. They built 2 blocks of classrooms. Now we study better. We promise to study hard.. I'd like to introduce my family. We are 5 people, my dad, mom, my two sisters, and myself. My parents had invested all the energy into our education. Life is difficult. We live by working at the fields harvesting rice and teas. My parents have to raise 3 of us, therefore, they hope that we become good students. I only want to tell you briefly about my family. Now I want to know about you. What does it look like over there where you live? What are your parents do for living? I just can't imagine it. In your past year, did you get an award from your teacher? When you get this letter, would you please write back and tell me about your school? Can you tell me about your neighborhood, your family, and your friends?
“The love and generosity created a miracle that we all were wishing for. I write this letter to express appreciation, not only for the school but also for the spirit (inspiration) from you.

We promise to study hard so we can become useful citizens for our society.”

“The whole Cat Ne school and all my friends are very happy to be in the new and beautiful school this year. On the grand opening day as I entered the new classroom, I got so touched the tears kept coming from my eyes.

Today Mr. Ron and Mrs. Carin visited the school. All of us circled them so close. We tried to express our appreciation to them and to the generous people in Canada.”

–Nguyen Thi Binh Minh, Cat Ne Student
Thanks from Tuan Mau
Thank-you speech by Ms Truong Thi Hong Duyen - Princial of Tuan Mau Kindergarten

Date: December 27th, 2012

Event: Ceremony of gift delivery from VES Foundation for students at Tuan Mau Kindergarten

Dear Mr Hoang Ngoc Tung - Deputy Director for EMW Education, Mr Giap Minh Quang, Vice President of Bac Giang Study Promotion Association, Representation of Mau Village, parents, teachers and students at Tuan Mau Kindergarten, reporters of Bac Giang TV Media.

First of all, It is my honor to warmly welcome all distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen to attend the ceremony today. Wish you all good health and successful ceremony.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Tuan Mau kindergarten is just established in Son Dong district - complicated and difficult area with small rough roads, streams and high passes. Moreover, the school still lacks of teaching and studying equipments.

In September, 2011, we were extremely happy to receive the support from Ves Foundation, EMWF , Bac Giang SPA and People Committee at Tuan Mau Commune. With the provided fund, the school was completed with 2 new classrooms in December,2012 and put into use afterward. Today, our school has a second opportunity to welcome all distinguished guests for attending the ceremony of offering presents for students at Tuan Mau Kindergarten. We are so glad to receive 20 blankets and 45 portions of lunches and snacks (from January to May 2013). Thanks to your kindness and special support for sharing our difficulties, we - all teachers and staffs at Tuan Mau Kindergarten feel encouraged and get more enthusiastic at work.

In this important day, on behalf of Tuan Mau kindergarten, I would love to show deep gratitude and appreciation to all distinguished guests. Please receiving our special thank for attending today-ceremony and giving gifts to the school’s students. We keep promise that our teachers, students and staffs will try our best and have some significant improvements in the coming time.

I would love to thank all guests again and wish you all good health, success and happiness.

On Behalf of Tuan Mau Kindergarten, Truong Thi Hong Duyen
Thanks From Bien Dong
School Principal Thân Chí Công
Dear Ms. Carin Lee Holroyd!

Bien Dong primary school are so grateful to Ms Carin Lee Holroyd and EMW for the construction of LES HOLROYD library. This is such a meaningful present for our teachers and students. On behalf of Bien Dong primary school, I would like to say thanks to Ms. Carin Lee Holroyd and EMW. I wish all EMW staffs and Ms. Carin good health, happiness and success!

Thank you!
School Principle Thân Chí Công
Dear Ms. Carin Lee Holroyd!

Bien Dong primary school are so grateful to Ms Carin Lee Holroyd and EMW for the construction of LES HOLROYD library. This is such a meaningful present for our teachers and students. On behalf of Bien Dong primary school, I would like to say thanks to Ms. Carin Lee Holroyd and EMW. I wish all EMW staffs and Ms. Carin good health, happiness and success!

Thank you!
Vice President Giáp Minh Quang
Bac Giang SPA would like to say thanks to donor VES and Ms Carin for helping some schools and contributing to the career of Education and Training in the local.

Bac Giang SPA
Vietnam Honor Medal
In October 2015, the Bac Giang Province and the Government of Vietnam awarded the Vietnam Honour Medal to Dr. Carin Holroyd, who accepted the certificate and medal on behalf of the Vietnam Education Society. The recognition honoured VES's contribution to the education of children in rural Vietnam and acknowledged the special role that Dr. Holroyd had played in building and creating partnershipsin Bac Giang Province and across Vietnam.
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